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Newswise:Video Embedded using-everyday-wifi-to-help-robots-see-and-navigate-better-indoors
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Released: 19-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot "see" where it’s going.

Newswise:Video Embedded high-fat-diet-induces-high-blood-pressure-in-rat-kidneys
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Released: 19-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
High-fat Diet Induces High Blood Pressure in Rat Kidneys
American Physiological Society (APS)

A high-fat diet after 16 weeks induced hypertension in rats, according to researchers from Henry Ford Health and Wayne State University in Detroit.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-finds-why-baby-leatherback-marine-turtles-can-t-see-the-sea
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Released: 19-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Study Finds Why Baby Leatherback Marine Turtles Can’t ‘See the Sea’
Florida Atlantic University

For most sea turtles, the journey to find the ocean from their nests is pretty straightforward. However, leatherback hatchlings more often crawl around in circles trying to find the ocean. Circling delays their entry into the ocean, wastes energy, and places them at greater danger from natural predators. Under different moon phases: bright light during full moon and only starlight under new moon, researchers have a better understanding of why this circling behavior happens and why it is most commonly observed in leatherbacks.

Newswise:Video Embedded a-drone-for-ultrafast-transitions-between-air-and-water
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Released: 19-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
A Drone for Ultrafast Transitions Between Air and Water
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

A new robot is capable of switching from an underwater drone to an aerial vehicle in less than one second. The robot also features a suction disc inspired by the remora fish, which enables it to hitchhike on wet or dry moving objects to significantly reduce its power consumption. It is designed for biological and environmental monitoring in marine ecosystems such as surveying ocean pollution in the open sea as the scientist of Beihang University, Imperial College London and Empa point out in a new study published in Science Robotics.

Newswise:Video Embedded energy-maritime-leaders-to-convene-for-doe-innovationxlab-summit
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Released: 18-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Energy, Maritime Leaders to Convene for DOE InnovationXLab Summit
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Top scientists and officials from government, academia, Alaskan Native communities, and industry are heading to Alaska to focus on driving energy technologies for a more sustainable Arctic region.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-finds-parrots-use-their-heads-as-a-third-limb
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Released: 18-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Parrots Use Their Heads as a “Third Limb”
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

For the first time, researchers find that parrots climb by using their head as a third “limb.”

Newswise:Video Embedded delays-in-surgery-for-advanced-esophageal-cancer-result-in-significantly-worse-survival-than-early-surgery
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12-May-2022 9:40 AM EDT
Delays in Surgery for Advanced Esophageal Cancer Result in Significantly Worse Survival Than Early Surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Delays in surgery for esophageal cancer did not appear to have much impact on patients’ relative survival for early-stage cancer compared with patients who had surgery early, but they did reduce the relative survival rate by almost half for patients with more advanced disease.

Newswise:Video Embedded from-cavefish-to-humans-evolution-of-metabolism-in-cavefish-may-provide-insight-into-treatments-for-a-host-of-diseases-such-as-diabetes-heart-disease-and-stroke
VIDEO
11-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT
From Cavefish to Humans: Evolution of Metabolism in Cavefish May Provide Insight Into Treatments for a Host of Diseases Such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

New research examines how cavefish developed unique metabolic adaptations to survive in nutrient-scarce environments. The study created a genome-wide map of liver tissue for two independent colonies of cavefish along with river fish to understand how cavefish metabolism evolved and how this may be applicable for humans.

Newswise:Video Embedded research-with-a-peel-fsu-study-on-banana-browning-could-help-tackle-food-waste
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Released: 11-May-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Research with a peel: FSU study on banana browning could help tackle food waste
Florida State University

A team of FSU researchers investigated the formation and spread of brown spots on bananas, a striking case of biological pattern formation. In research published in Physical Biology, the team described how the spots appear during a two-day window, rapidly expand, but then mysteriously stall, leaving a sharp distinction between spots of brown and the still-yellow peel.

Newswise:Video Embedded nurses-week-cancer-survivor-karla-lopez-rn-goes-above-and-beyond
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Released: 11-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Nurses Week: Cancer Survivor Karla Lopez, RN, Goes Above and Beyond
Cedars-Sinai

Karla Lopez was nearing the end of her first year of nursing school when she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It was a scary setback, but she wouldn't let it stop her. "I wanted to become an amazing nurse," she said, "so I fought through and … here I am a pediatric nurse.” Video Available.

Newswise:Video Embedded mental-health-assessments-often-fail-to-identify-suicidal-ideation-with-gun-owners
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11-May-2022 9:15 AM EDT
Mental Health Assessments Often Fail to Identify Suicidal Ideation with Gun Owners
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

More people are willing to talk about their mental health struggles, including thoughts of suicide. Now, a new study by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine aims to ensure medical professionals are asking the right questions to prevent a tragedy.

Newswise:Video Embedded life-after-death-for-the-human-eye-vision-scientists-revive-light-sensing-cells-in-organ-donor-eyes
VIDEO
9-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Life After Death For The Human Eye: Vision Scientists Revive Light-Sensing Cells in Organ Donor Eyes
University of Utah Health

Scientists have revived light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restored communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform brain and vision research.

Newswise:Video Embedded 4d-composite-printing-can-improve-the-wings-of-drones-according-to-new-concordia-research
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Released: 10-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT
4D composite printing can improve the wings of drones, according to new Concordia research
Concordia University

Suong Hoa’s manufacturing technique could make small aircraft easier to build and more fuel efficient.

Newswise:Video Embedded why-data-literacy-is-important-for-future-business-leaders-matt-hashim-and-gray-hunter
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Released: 10-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Why Data Literacy is Important for Future Business Leaders
Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona

Businesses are embracing data and technology now more than ever. It is no longer a bonus to be “tech savvy”, but rather it is essential for anyone trying to lead an organization into the fourth industrial revolution.

Newswise:Video Embedded slac-s-superconducting-x-ray-laser-reaches-operating-temperature-colder-than-outer-space
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Released: 10-May-2022 12:15 PM EDT
SLAC’s superconducting X-ray laser reaches operating temperature colder than outer space
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Nestled 30 feet underground in Menlo Park, California, a half-mile-long stretch of tunnel is now colder than most of the universe. It houses a new superconducting particle accelerator, part of an upgrade project to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. 

Newswise:Video Embedded graduating-senior-marissa-ouverson-is-a-world-champion-griller
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Released: 9-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Graduating senior Marissa Ouverson is a world champion griller
Iowa State University

When the pandemic sent students online, Marissa Ouverson decided to try her hand at competitive steak grilling, traveling around the country and ultimately becoming a world champion.

Newswise:Video Embedded future-veterinarian-overcomes-language-barrier-to-find-success-at-iowa-state
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Released: 9-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Future veterinarian overcomes language barrier to find success at Iowa State
Iowa State University

Valeria Miranda Ortiz spoke no English when she arrived at Iowa State. No matter: She spent hours learning the language — and two others — to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Newswise:Video Embedded spanish-degree-takes-iowa-state-senior-on-global-adventures
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Released: 9-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Spanish degree takes Iowa State senior on global adventures
Iowa State University

What was supposed to be a one-off summer job as a farmhand in high school turned into a lifelong passion for agriculture that led Adam Bittner to Iowa State, to a Spanish degree and to travels around the globe.

Newswise:Video Embedded multi-tasking-wearable-continuously-monitors-glucose-alcohol-and-lactate
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6-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Multi-Tasking Wearable Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate
University of California San Diego

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. UC San Diego engineers developed a prototype of such a wearable that continuously monitors several health stats at once.

Newswise:Video Embedded spider-can-hide-underwater-for-30-minutes
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Released: 9-May-2022 12:00 AM EDT
Spider can hide underwater for 30 minutes
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A tropical spider species uses a “film” of air to hide underwater from predators for as long as 30 minutes, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise:Video Embedded retinal-cell-map-could-advance-precise-therapies-for-blinding-diseases
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Released: 6-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Retinal Cell Map Could Advance Precise Therapies for Blinding Diseases
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception. The scientists from the National Eye Institute (NEI) discovered five subpopulations of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)—a layer of tissue that nourishes and supports the retina’s light-sensing photoreceptors. Using artificial intelligence, the researchers analyzed images of RPE at single-cell resolution to create a reference map that locates each subpopulation within the eye.

Newswise:Video Embedded fsu-faculty-available-to-comment-for-2022-hurricane-season
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Released: 6-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
FSU Faculty Available to Comment for 2022 Hurricane Season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 2, 2022 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms.Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes.

Newswise:Video Embedded b-roll-from-louisiana-based-ppe-factory
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Released: 6-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
B-Roll from Louisiana-Based PPE Factory
Ochsner Health System

Facility footage from SafeSource Direct in Broussard, La., where personal protection equipment (PPE) is manufactured. It's been one year since Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s leading healthcare system, partnered with Trax Development on a joint venture to create SafeSource Direct, making it the only U.S. provider-owned PPE manufacturer with U.S. provider-owned quality control.

Newswise:Video Embedded no-cost-way-to-improve-neutron-scattering-resolution-by-500-percent
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Released: 6-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
‘No Cost’ Way to Improve Neutron Scattering Resolution by 500 Percent
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists developed a computational technique that improves the resolution of neutron instruments by 500 percent. This solution comes at virtually no cost since it requires no additional hardware and uses open source software.

Newswise:Video Embedded researcher-explores-the-role-of-musical-timbre-or-tone-in-emotional-response
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Released: 4-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Researcher explores the role of musical timbre or tone in emotional response
University of Oregon

How can people interpret the same sounds so differently? One answer is timbre, according to Zachary Wallmark, an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Oregon.

Newswise:Video Embedded iu-nursing-program-to-grow-with-16m-gift-from-iu-health
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Released: 3-May-2022 9:40 AM EDT
IU nursing program to grow with $16M gift from IU Health
Indiana University

The IU School of Nursing at IUPUI plans to increase undergraduate student enrollment by 50% over the next three years, thanks to a $16 million gift from IU Health.

Newswise:Video Embedded putin-s-invasion-miscalculation-could-result-in-a-coup
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Released: 3-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Putin's invasion miscalculation could result in a coup
University of Michigan

University of Michigan history professor Ronald Suny says Russian president Vladimir Putin's strategy for Russia to invade Ukraine was an incredible miscalculation. His blunder will either result in him stepping aside or being forced out by a coup of some kind, Suny says.

Newswise:Video Embedded how-a-soil-microbe-could-rev-up-artificial-photosynthesis
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Released: 29-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
How a Soil Microbe Could Rev Up Artificial Photosynthesis
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

When it comes to fixing carbon, plants have nothing on soil bacteria that can do it 20 times faster. The secret is an enzyme that “juggles” reaction ingredients. Scientists hope to optimize this process for producing fuels, antibiotics and other products from CO2.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-28th-the-tuskegee-syphilis-study-50-years-later-why-it-still-matters
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Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT of Live Event for April 28th: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study 50 Years Later. Why It Still Matters
Newswise

It’s been 50 years since the Tuskegee Study was disclosed to the American public. In May, a new riveting account of the Study, when government doctors intentionally withheld effective therapy for syphilis for 40 years in 400 African American men, will be published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The article explains the deeper everlasting lessons of the study.

Newswise:Video Embedded from-blurry-to-bright-ai-tech-helps-researchers-peer-into-the-brains-of-mice
VIDEO
Released: 28-Apr-2022 10:00 AM EDT
From Blurry To Bright: AI Tech Helps Researchers Peer Into The Brains Of Mice
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) training strategy to capture images of mouse brain cells in action. The researchers say the AI system, in concert with specialized ultra-small microscopes, make it possible to find precisely where and when cells are activated during movement, learning and memory.

Newswise:Video Embedded a-consortium-to-create-the-next-generation-of-innovation-and-talent-for-the-electric-vehicle-industry
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Released: 28-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
A Consortium to Create the Next-Generation of Innovation and Talent for the Electric Vehicle Industry
Clemson University

The consortium, named “Collaborative Research: REVVED,” short for Revolutionizing Electric Vehicle Education, is receiving $2.83 million from the National Science Foundation to fund the project.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-insight-in-patient-response-to-surgical-disruption-in-life-saving-hormones
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Released: 28-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT
New Insight in Patient Response to Surgical Disruption in Life-Saving Hormones
University of Bristol

Research by experts at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol, published today in Royal Society Interface, shows cardiac surgery causes major dynamic changes in concentration of ACTH and cortisol, as well as their pattern of secretion. Using novel mathematical techniques, researchers developed a model of HPA axis activity that predicts the physiological mechanisms responsible for different patterns of cortisol secretion.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-brain-learning-mechanism-calls-for-revision-of-long-held-neuroscience-hypothesis
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25-Apr-2022 3:40 PM EDT
New Brain Learning Mechanism Calls for Revision of Long-Held Neuroscience Hypothesis
Bar-Ilan University

In an article published today in Scientific Reports (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10466-8), researchers from Bar-Ilan University in Israel reveal that the brain learns completely differently than has been assumed since the 20th century. The new experimental observations suggest that learning is mainly performed in neuronal dendritic trees, where the trunk and branches of the tree modify their strength, as opposed to modifying solely the strength of the synapses (dendritic leaves), as was previously thought. These observations also indicate that the neuron is actually a much more complex, dynamic and computational element than a binary element that can fire or not. Just one single neuron can realize deep learning algorithms, which previously required an artificial complex network consisting of thousands of connected neurons and synapses. The new demonstration of efficient learning on dendritic trees calls for new approaches in brain research, as well as for the generation

Newswise:Video Embedded usaid-administrator-samantha-power-named-johns-hopkins-commencement-speaker
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Released: 27-Apr-2022 12:15 PM EDT
USAID Administrator Samantha Power Named Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker
Johns Hopkins University

Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will address the Class of 2022 at Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22.

Newswise:Video Embedded obgyn-specialty-care-center-at-medstar-washington-hospital-center-is-first-and-only-comprehensive-service-program-in-d-c-for-birthing-patients-and-their-families
VIDEO
Released: 27-Apr-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is first and only comprehensive service program in D.C. for birthing patients and their families
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The newly opened Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center brings to birthing individuals, babies, and their families the first and only comprehensive maternal-infant program in the District of Columbia that provides a full scope of services from healthcare to legal, behavioral health, and social services, in one location. The mission of the Ob/Gyn Specialty Care Center is to bring sustainable, healthy change to families in the District, where the maternal-infant mortality rate is poor.

Newswise:Video Embedded on-our-sleeves-survey-reveals-many-parents-need-support-in-starting-mental-health-conversations-with-children
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Released: 27-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Many Parents Need Support in Starting Mental Health Conversations with Children
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Between the challenges of everyday life and more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, kids face more pressure and distraction than ever before, a combination of factors that has led to a mental health crisis among children in the United States. That crisis means that, more than ever, caregivers need to be equipped to talk daily to their children about thoughts, feelings and emotions, which in turn can help caregivers better support children if they have a mental health concern.

Newswise:Video Embedded study-finds-surprising-way-to-make-walking-easier
VIDEO
Released: 25-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Surprising Way to Make Walking Easier
Philippe Malcolm, PhD

A robotic waist tether pulls at a wearer’s center of mass to reduce the energy needed to walk, offering a new potential approach for assistive rehabilitation.

Newswise:Video Embedded iowa-state-team-receives-xprize-carbon-removal-milestone-award-for-innovative-vision-to-remove-carbon-from-the-atmosphere
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Released: 22-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Iowa State team receives XPRIZE Carbon Removal milestone award for innovative vision to remove carbon from the atmosphere
Iowa State University

An Iowa State University research team has received a $1 million XPRIZE milestone award for its efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. The carbon removal team at the Bioeconomy Institute will use the award to advance its vision of using pyrolysis to turn biomass from crop residues and other sources into a soil amendment and other valuable products.

Newswise:Video Embedded how-can-we-reduce-the-firearm-death-toll-in-older-adults
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Released: 22-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
How can we reduce the firearm death toll in older adults?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A firearm injury researcher and emergency physician provides information on firearm injuries, deaths, risk factors and attitudes among adults over 50, and gives tips for individuals and families to reduce risk of suicide and other firearm-related harm.

Newswise:Video Embedded senator-cantwell-science-leaders-help-break-ground-on-75-million-grid-storage-launchpad
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Released: 21-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Senator Cantwell, Science Leaders Help Break Ground on $75 Million Grid Storage Launchpad
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

New facility will accelerate energy storage innovation, increase clean energy adoption and grid resilience.

Newswise:Video Embedded ornl-brings-big-science-to-address-the-climate-challenge
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Released: 21-Apr-2022 9:50 AM EDT
ORNL brings big science to address the climate challenge
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tackling the climate crisis and achieving an equitable clean energy future are among the biggest challenges of our time. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest Department of Energy science and energy laboratory in the country, is deeply invested in the big science capabilities and expertise needed to address the climate challenge on multiple fronts.

Newswise:Video Embedded pain-in-the-neck-new-surgical-method-could-be-game-changing
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Released: 21-Apr-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Pain in the Neck? New Surgical Method Could be Game-changing
Florida Atlantic University

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is widely used to treat spinal disorders. The fusion involves placing a bone graft or “cage” and/or implants where the surgically removed damaged disc was originally located to stabilize and strengthen the area. The risk factors for cage migration are multifactorial and include patient, radiological characteristics, surgical techniques and postoperative factors. A study is the first to evaluate the effect of the range of motion, cage migration and penetration using variable angle screws and cervical spine models. The plate developed and tested by the researchers provided directional stability and excellent fusion, showing promising clinical outcomes for patients with degenerative cervical spine disease.

Newswise:Video Embedded for-neurons-where-they-begin-isn-t-necessarily-where-they-end
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Released: 20-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT
For Neurons, Where They Begin Isn’t Necessarily Where They End
University of California San Diego Health

Scientists at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine describe novel methods for inferring the movement of human brain cells during fetal development by studying healthy adult individuals who have recently passed away from natural causes.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-accelerator-at-fermilab-approved-for-construction-start
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Released: 20-Apr-2022 12:45 PM EDT
New Accelerator at Fermilab Approved for Construction Start
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The Department of Energy has formally approved the start of full construction for the PIP-II project, an upgrade to the Fermilab accelerator complex that includes a new linear accelerator. PIP-II is an essential enhancement that will power the world’s most intense high-energy neutrino beam. It is the first particle accelerator built in the United States with significant contributions from international partners.

Newswise:Video Embedded lowering-the-temperature-on-a-hot-topic-a-climate-change-primer
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Released: 20-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Lowering the temperature on a hot topic: a climate change primer
Argonne National Laboratory

Earth Day presents a good opportunity to help clear up some essential questions about climate change; what it is, what is responsible and how we know it’s real.

Newswise:Video Embedded university-of-kentucky-students-creating-safer-ppe-for-frontline-workers
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Released: 20-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Students Creating Safer PPE for Frontline Workers
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky students in the Textile Testing Laboratory are helping develop durable, reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.

Newswise:Video Embedded now-for-the-first-time-see-how-many-migratory-birds-are-passing-over-your-county
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Released: 20-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Now for the First Time, See How Many Migratory Birds Are Passing Over Your County
Cornell University

The BirdCast program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is exploring these unseen movements of bird migration with its new Migration Dashboard. The Dashboard reveals bird migration in localized detail previously unavailable to the general public.

Newswise:Video Embedded arm-movement-and-running-speed-is-the-partnership-overrated
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Released: 20-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Arm movement and running speed: Is the partnership overrated?
Southern Methodist University

New research into human speed from a team at SMU (Southern Methodist University,) and West Chester University suggests that athletes who performed short sprints with their arms closed across their chests were nearly as fast as when they sprinted with their normal arm swing.

Newswise:Video Embedded twisting-oreos-shows-creme-filling-sticks-to-one-side
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14-Apr-2022 9:05 AM EDT
Twisting Oreos Shows Creme Filling Sticks to One Side
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics of Fluids, researchers from MIT characterized the flow and fracture of Oreos, finding the creme, which is officially "mushy" in rheological texture, tends to stick to one side of the cookie. They placed Oreos in a rheometer, a laboratory instrument they used to measured torque, and after the filling failed and the cookie broke apart, they quantified the amount of creme on each wafer by visual inspection. The authors investigated the influence of milk, cookie flavor, amount of filling, and rotation rate on the final creme distribution.


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